Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Fredericton

HMCS Fredericton Badge

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BADGE

Description

Vert a bend wavy Argent charged with a like bendlet Azure and over all a Bengal tiger prepared to leap.

Significance

The field of the badge is green, which represents both New Brunswick forestry and the fact that the city of Fredericton was carved out of virgin forest. The wavy band bisecting the field symbolizes the Saint John River which runs through the city. The Bengal tiger is a device taken from the unofficial wartime badge of the first ship of name. The tiger is superimposed upon the forests and straddling the river, similar to the city, and is crouched for a leap towards prey, an indication that the vessel is a warship.

MOTTO

STALKER OF THE SEAS

COLOURS

Gold and Green

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1942-45.

LINEAGE

First of Name

Corvette, Revised Flower Class.
Commissioned 8 December 1941.1
Paid off 9 July 1945.2

Second of Name

Frigate, Halifax Class.
Commissioned 10 September 1994.3

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

Fredericton served on escort duties in the North Atlantic and off the coast of Newfoundland with the 'Western Local Escort Force', the 'Mid-Ocean Escort Force', the 'Halifax Force' and the 'Gulf Escort Force'.4


1. Signal, 081700 December 1941, CO Fredericton to NSHQ Ottawa, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, vol.5829, file/dossier 8000-331/37

2. SMC/FDN, HMCS Fredericton, 291401 June 1945;War Assets Corporation receipt, 13 July 1945, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, vol.5829, file/dossier 8000-331/37

3. Annual Historical Report/Rapport historique annuel 1996,HMCS/NCSMFredericton, 31March/mars 1995, file/dossier 1325-1, AHR/RHA1326-1678

4. SMC/FDN, HMCS Fredericton, 1324/10/3; Signal, 101324Z March 1943, COAC to NSHQ, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS Fredericton; Signal, 221959Z November 1943, C-in-C CNA to NSHQ, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS Fredericton; Signal, 091943Z February 1945, C-in-C CNA to NSHQ, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS Fredericton; Signal, 152250 December 1944, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS Fredericton

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